Jules Feiffer — I used to think I was poor…

I used to think I was poor.  Then they told me I wasn’t poor, I was needy.  Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy, that I was culturally deprived.  Then they told me deprived was a bad image, that I was underprivileged.  Then they told me underprivileged was overused, that I was disadvantaged.  I still don’t have a dime, but I do have a great vocabulary.
Jules Feiffer